A timeline to help plan your wedding

Planning a wedding is an exciting time, but it’s also a big job! Here’s a timeline and wedding planning tips from our wedding planning team at our country wedding venue near Pretoria to help you stay on track and keep your wedding plans running smoothly. One year before your wedding  Think about the type of wedding you want to have Draw up a budget Pick a wedding date and time of day Start looking for the perfect wedding venue Hire a wedding planner if you need one 8-10 months before your wedding  Invite friends and family to be part of your wedding party Shop for and order your wedding dress Decide on the type of entertainment you want – a string quartet? DJ? – and book them Start interviewing and booking your professional team – photographer, videographer, florist and so forth If you need to rent furniture and tents for your ceremony or reception, start looking now. Decide who will be your marriage official and book them 6-8 months before your wedding  Decide on your wedding invitations and order them Choose your wedding rings and order them – it’s especially important to do this early if you want them custom engraved Renew or get your passports if you are planning an overseas honeymoon Decide on what type of honeymoon you want and book it Decide on what type of cake you want Choose your bridesmaid’s outfits and purchase/book them 3 months before your wedding  Order your wedding cake Mail your invitations Write your vows Book your stylist and makeup artist – trials are a great idea! Start dance lessons 1 month before your wedding  Confirm with your marriage official what documents you will need for the day If you are getting a prenuptial contract, speak to a qualified lawyer and finalise the document Have a final fitting for your gown Confirm with all your vendors that they have the correct details for the day Contact guests for outstanding RSVPS and confirm with your venue The last two weeks before your wedding  Groom’s haircut Final fitting for groom and groomsmen Plan out the order of your ceremony Collect and make favours for wedding guests Book car rental company, if needed The day before your wedding  Have a wedding rehearsal Have the event of your dreams at our countryside wedding venue near Pretoria At Idle Winds, just 14kms from Fourways, we offer our clients a team of professional, experienced event staff to ensure that your day goes off perfectly. With onsite wedding planners, wait staff and chefs, we can assist you with everything from choosing linens and cutlery to setting up and taking down décor on the day. We are also happy to accommodate your own selection of service providers on the day. We also offer you and your wedding guests use of our onsite-accommodation. This consists of 58 comfortable double and twin-sized rooms and you also have the option to include a wedding breakfast in your package. If you would like to find out more about our wedding venue, reception and ceremony options as well as the packages we offer, please contact us today. Our wedding planner and team will be happy to assist you and guide you around our beautiful country venue. Back to wedding venue near...

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Why combine teambuilding with your corporate training course?

Every business leader knows that investing in training for corporate teams is essential for gaining – and keeping – that essential competitive edge. But what’s the best way to really make this training sink in? Our conference venue near Johannesburg has the answer: Add in a targeted teambuilding package. Here’s why: Where theory meets practice: A lot of corporate training involves lectures and studying various theories and training methods. Although they might include some real-life examples of putting these methods into practice, there’s often no way for your team to implement these ideas until they’re back in the corporate environment. Using a targeted teambuilding exercise, you can create scenarios that, while fun, help bring these new theories and methods into practical scenarios in a risk-free way. Let off steam: For employees who are used to a more active and varied workday, intensive, focussed training can be an exhausting experience. Fun teambuilding activities can help them relax and take a break from their studies in a way that has been proven not only to help them build relationships with other team members, but also get the brain relaxed and ready for more learning. Two birds, one stone: Do you have a budget for training and for teambuilding but only have limited time to devote to these important aspects of your business? Combining the two is often the most efficient, effective and useful way of reaching your goals. Training often only takes up a portion of the day, so adding in a teambuilding exercise or two is ideal! Idle Winds conference centre: Teambuilding packages and corporate training facilities At Idle Winds, our venue staff develops and facilitates fully customisable team building packages that are created to suit your corporate training programme. Our conference facilities are fully-air conditioned and set in tranquil, well-maintained gardens, encouraging an atmosphere of relaxation and stress-free focus. With six modern conference rooms to choose from, including a 400-seat theatre-style venue, we can comfortably accommodate up to 500 people per day. Just 14kms from Fourways, we are an easy drive for businesses in Sandton, Johannesburg and Pretoria. We can also accommodate you and your team on-site in our comfortable accommodation consisting of 58 double and twin-sized rooms if you would prefer a weekend retreat. For more information about our conference venue and team building packages, please contact us today. Back to conference venue near...

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